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THE STETSON ORACLE 



CONTENTS 



EDITORIALS 

HISTORY OF SHORTHAND 

AREN'T BOYiS QUEER? 

AT THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S 

LOVE'S BOOMERANG 

JESTS FROM JUNIORS 

"THE HOODOO" 

THE FRESHMEN 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT 

ATHLETICS 

MAGNETIC ATTRACTIONS 

JOKES 

EXCHANGES 

THE VOLUNTEER 

ALUMNI 




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PUBLISHED BY THE PUPILS OF S.H.S. 



Vol. IX. 



Randolph, Mass., Jan., 1922 



No. 4 



SINGLE COPIES FIFTEEN CENTS 



ORACLE STAFF 

Editor in Chief — Dorothy Harris 
Assistant Editor in Cheif — Howard Harris 
School Notes — Elizabeth King 
Alumni — Margaret Donovan 
Exchanges — Angeline Crovo 
Athletics — Walter Gavin 
Circulation — Edward O'Leary 
Jokes — Martha Hylen, Bertha Washington 
Advertising Manager — Hazel Pepper 
Assistant Adv. Mgr. — Elizabeth Condon 
Junior Notes — Alice Lyons 
Sophomore Notes — Alice Dorey 
Freshman Notes — Dorothy Burril, Ran- 
dolph Philbrook 
Faculty Advisor — Miss Catherine Green 



EDITORIAL 

This issue of the Stetson Oracle is in 
honor of our Senior play — "The Hoodoo." 

We feel that a very individual tone 
will be added if a neat, well composed, 
carefully constructed, well printed paper 
can be sold at the play. The Oracle con- 
tains a minute and exact description o? 
the participants of the play. It has tak- 
en sacrifice and intelligence and we sin- 
cerely hope that it will please you. The 
costumes may not be wonderful or the 
setting just right but I am sure you will 
find, in the variety of characters, a 
chance to laugh and grow young again. 



The actors are unusually well adapted 
to the parts and no class has ever worked 
harder than we, to produce a play. 

NOTE — The editors of the Oracle wish 
to disclaim any typographical errors in 
this number. The issue is sent out with 
no opportunity for the editors to do any 
proof reading. , 



WATCH FOR OPPORTUNITY 

Another brand new year! A place to 
begin a new clean record in the annals 
of S. H. S. It brings such a comforting 
feeling to know that last year's errors, 
failures and rash deeds belong to last 
year only, and need not reflect on this 
year's work. This new year can have 
the clearest record in all our career. We 
are making a fairly good start, we hope. 
What do you think of our Stetson Oracle? 
Write us a little note of crit ; cism or — 
commendation, if possible. We'll receive 
it gladly. We feel that Stetson Oracle 
should become more widely circulated. 
People should know it, recognize it, BUY 
IT. They should see the good narts as 
well as the faulty. If they, do this they 
will become better acquainted with the,, 
yo^np-er people of the town, who are 
strVng so ass ; duou?ly to eradicate their 
former mistakes and to make 1922 the 
bcnner year in the History of S. H. S. 



Till': S Ik I SON ORACLE 



Put us in a safe place in your mind. 
We're alive! Some day you'll see, and 
be sorry that you refused Opportunity, 
when she knocked at your door in the 
form of a smiling High School girl with 
a bundle of Oracles to sell. 



QUOTATIONS FROM THE 

CLASS OF '24 

Viola: — Let the world slide. I'll not 
budge an inch. 

Babs: — For Satan finds some mischief 
still for idle hands to do. 

Beatrice : — It's sometimes expedient to 
forget who we are. 

R os ie: — ©own on your knees and 
thank heaven for a good man's love. 

Marion D.: — The fair, the chaste, the 
unexpressive she. 

Lillian and Kathryn:— Two lovely ber- 
ries molded on one stem. 

Alice: I have often regretted my 

speech, never my silence. 

iPauline: — A very gentle beast, and of 
good conscience. 

Ruth: — For never anything can be 
amiss where simpleness and duty tender 
it. 

Ida: — We call it only pretty Ida's way. 

Madeline : — A daughter of the gods, 
divinely tall, and most divinely fair. 

/Messier: — Remember Lot's wife. 

Murphy: — A good man, — in books, and 
work and healthful play. 

Powderly: — 'History repeats itself. 

Riley: — And wisdom shall die with 
you. 

.. Arlene: — A closed mouth catches no 
flies. 

Lightfoot: — Sing away sorrow, cast 
away care. 

Bailey -.—What cannot be cured, must 
be endured. 



K. Toomey: — A single hair casts its 
shadow. 

White : — None but the brave deserve 
the fair. 

Helen White: — The mildest manners 
and the gentlest heart. 

Helen H. : — Gentle of speech, benefl- 
cient of mind. 

Saunders : — 
Most helpless man, in ignorance sedate; 
Roll darkling down the torrent of his 
fate. 

A. E. Dorey. 



SOPHOMORE NOTES 

On December 16, 1921, the Sophomores 
held a social, to which the Juniors were 
invited. Games were played, dancing 
enjoyed and refreshments were served. 

Bobbed hair is quite the style in the 
Sophomore class now, also arrowed stock- 
ings. 

We wonder why Rosie always goes up 
and down the left hand stairs. 



Sophomores Jokes 

After watching Miss Toomey converse 
steadily with her friend for about fifteen 
minutes, Mr. Powderly was heard to re- 
mark quietly "Do you talk much in your 
sleep, Miss Toomey?" 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT 

We wonder 

—Where Lillian M. Creutz gets the 
actressy stuff? 

— Where Martha M. Hylen raised her 
family? 



-Where Dick Condon learned to make 



love? 



-Where Hazel Pepper got "Yes Ma- 



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— Why Beatrice Randall makes such a 
good old maid? 



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— Why Frank Forrest went bankrupt? 

— Why Louise Campbell is so saucy? 

— Where Angie Crovo got those °yes? 

— Where Margaret Donovan got that 
voice, "Great day in the mawnin'."? 

— Why Jack Raggett is so bashful? 

— Where Ed O'Leary keeps his arms 
when they're not around Lulu? 

— Why Jimmie Conlon is so solemn? 

— Why Dorothy Harris makes such a 
wonderful merry widow? 

Why Walter Gavin is so rough? 

— Where Lillian Aldrich gets that 
"father" stuff? 

— Why Mickey Noyes is so dainty? 

— 'Why Bessie Condon makes such a 
splendid bride? 

— Why Mary Dean is so dignified? 

Solomon and Dodo are introduced. 

S: "I am delighted." 

D: "Thanks, you look it." 

Mrs. Perrington-Shine is scolding 
Malachi. 

Mrs. P. S. : "She is old enough to be 
your grandfather." 

Mrs. Gove: "Now, Forrest, remember 
you're not acting now." 

Forrest: "Yes'm I know. But it's 
hard to forget, once you know how." 

"Good night, Cousin Solomon!" Where 
did Jimmie get that habit of talking to 



CASTE OF CHARACTERS 

Brighton Early, about to be married 

Frank A. Forrest 
Billy Jackson, the heart breaker 

Richard F. Condon 
Professor Solomon Spiggot, an 

authority on Egypt James. R. Conlon 

Hemachus Spiggot, his son, age 

seventeen John J. Raggett 

Mr. Malachi Meek, a lively old 

gentleman of sixty-nine E. T. O'Leary 
Mr. Dun, the burglar Walter F. Gavin 

Miss Amy Lee, about to be 

married Elizabeth Condon 

Mrs. Perrington-Shine, her aunt and 

Mr. Meek's daughter Mary A. Dean 

Gwendolyn Perrington-Shine, who 

does just as mamma says Hazel Pepper 



Dodo DeGraft, the Dazzling Daisy 

Lillian M. Creutz 

Mrs. Ima Clinger, a facinating 

young widow Dorothy Harris 

Angelina, her angel child, aged 

eight Louise C. Campbell 

Miss Doris Ruffles, Amy's maid of 

honor Mildred Noyes 

Mrs. Semiramis Spiggot, the 

mother of seven Martha M. Hylen 

Eupepsia Spiggot, her daughter, 

aged sixteen Lillian A. Aldrich 

Miss Longnecker. a public school- 
teacher Beatrice Randall 

Lulu, by name and nature 

Angelina M. Crovo 

Aunt Paradise, the colored cook- 
lady Margaret L. Donovan 
f Melvile T. Isaac 

„ V wi c • I Harold McCarthv 

b our little Spiggols < „ T ,. ,, ^ -* J 

1 && Walter McCarthy 

[_ Dorothy L. Swain 

Time — 1921 in late September. 

Place — Mrs. Perrington-Shine 's country 
home about thirty minutes from Philadelphia 

Occasion — A house party at the Lee- 
Early wedding. 




A TRIBUTE TO MISS GREEN 

The class of 1922 unite to extend their 
gratitude to their faithful English teach- 
er, Miss Catherine Green, for the extra- 
ordinary enthusiasm which she has ex- 
ercised in behalf of our school pap.ir, 
"The Stetson Oracle." 



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LOVE'S BOOMERANG 

Warren Alston was just returning from 
a reunion where he had presided. He 
had the good fortune there to meet one 
of his former college class mates. This 
particular collegian, Miss Grenall, was 
one in whom Warren had once felt a 
special interest. After graduation they 
had parted, but Warren had long wished 
to hear from her, so you can imagine his 
eagerness when he now received an in- 
vitation to her home. 

The next day found Warren fastidious- 
ly dressed with an extra bright polish on 
his patent leather shoes and his necktie 
carefully arranged. Suddenly an expres- 
sion of doubt obliterated the happy gleam 
from his rosy countenance. He had for- 
gotten the number of Alice Grenall's 
house. He promenaded the street three 
or four times and finally becoming dis- 
couraged, he decided to try number sev- 
en. Whether it was the right number 
or not still remained to be solved. 

He walked idly up the steps and gave 
the bell a spasmodic jerk which sent a 
loud ring through-ont the house. As he 
did this his eyes fell upon a name-plate 
where "Brown", was engraved in osten- 
tatious letters. 

Informed by this discovery that he had 
chosen the wrong house, Warren turned 
to hasten away. Just as he was endeav- 
oring to escape, a sound of approaching 
steps was heard from within. What 
would he say? In order that he might 
not appear stupid, he decided that he 
would ask for an impromtu name, "Mr. 
Thompson". At this thought a normal 
beat was restored to his fluttering heart. 

As the door was opened, he was asked 
by a dignified woman, "Whom do you 
wish to see?" 

"Is Mr. Thompson in?" he asked, pre- 
pared to receive "No" for a response. 

"Yes, come right in," was the unex- 
pected reply. 

"Just wait a minute, please, and I'll 
call him," Mrs. Brown said. 



Warren seated himself, thinking that 
any moment he might expect his doom. 
Mrs. Brown left the room with a queer 
but jovial look in her eyes. He heard 
her cross the hall and call someone from 
above. Footsteps were heard. les, not 
one person but two were entering the 
room. "Ghostly cats! What shall I do 
now?" Warren asked himself. I could 
probably, encounter one, but when it 
comes to two, my heart stifles me." 

He looked up quickly and found him- 
self in a policeman's clutches. One 
policeman was barring the door. Mrs. 
Brown, possessing a look of success and 
enjoyment, stood behind the latter. 

"You're under arrest, John Mack. 
This time you didn't get away with your 
strategy nor will your gang." 

"Good-looking watch you've got. Pret- 
ty rings, too, but you'll soon have to 
give them back to their legal owners. 
Who'd you steal the shoes off of?" 

Thus the officer spoke as he stamped 
on Warren's brightly polished shoes. 

He was beckoning the second officer to 
telephone for the wagon when Warren 
tried to put in an appeal and to make 
himself known. Warren explained how 
he had come. 

"That's right now, play innocent. I 
haven't been on the force twenty years 
for nothing. None of you fellows ever 
put over any of that innocent stuff on 
me. Come on, you'll have to tell that 
to the judge," said the second officer as 
he advanced to aid his brother officer. 

"Take this prisoner to the station. So 
you're the judge's son. Ha ha! that's 
a good one. I'll tell that to Judge Alston 
when I see him. Ha! Ha! Come on, 
the sooner the better. Don't offer op- 
position for you'll come anyway." 

Thus Warren was led to the station 
house. He was very excited, although he 
knew that his own father would preside 
at his trial. When they reached their 



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having been captured from an enemy 
country. After he obtained his freedom 
he became Cicero's secretary. The 
method of taking shorthand notes in the 
Roman Senate was rather complicated. 
About forty shorthand writers were sta- 
tioned in the Curia and wrote down on 
their tablets as much as possible, the 
notes were then compared and a com- 
plete copy made. 

It is almost incredible to think that 
they could take notes in those days, for 
you must remember that they had no 
pencils or paper. The writing was done 
on a waxed tablet with a sharp instru- 
ment for a pencil. 

It may somewhat surprise you to learn 
that Julius Caesar was a shorthand writer 
as well as Cicero. 

Titus Vespasian, the eleventh of the 
twelve Caesars, was probably the most ex- 
pert shorthand writer of the Roman 
Emperors. He was said to compete of- 
ten with the scribes in writing shorthand 
inst for amusement, which shows that 
shorthand speed tests date back to the 
first century of the Christian Era — 41 
A. D. 

With the decline of the Roman Empire, 
shorthand, like all other arts, lost favo>.\ 
Fmneror Justinian, in the sixth century, 
-forbade his records to be kept by the 
stenographer. Frederick II ordered the 
destruction of shorthand, calling them 
diabolical characters. Shorthand was 
thus rendered one of the lost arts. 

Then came the Dark Ages and for 
nearly a thousand years the arts and 
sciences were lost, among them short- 
hand. 

There came a revival of learning and 
the birth of new ideals of human life and 
culture, after the decline of the church 
and the decay of empires and feudal 
powers. The peoples of the earth awoke 
from the long lethargy of the Middle 
Ages. Columbus sailed and discovered 
a new world. Copernicus became the 
father of astronomy, and Galileo of mod- 
ern science. Shakespeare wrote, Guten- 
berg invented movable type and Caxton 
invented the printing press. 

Lorenzo Viola, as the stenographer of 
Savonarola, a Florentine orator, gives us 



the first evidence of the revival of short- 
hand in 1452. 

Dr. Timothy Bright published the first 
system of shorthand in London in 1588. 
Bright's system was arbitrary and did 
not have an alphabet that could be con- 
nected. It was simply a list of signs to 
be used for words. The first system with 
an alphabet was John Willis' in 1602. 

After this there were numerous sys- 
tems and modifications of systems. There 
is evidence that the art of shorthand was 
in use in America within half a dozen 
years of the landing of the Pilgrims. 

Shorthand was studied by all the in- 
telligent men of the day. Roger Wil- 
liams, the founder of Rhode Island, was 
an expert shorthand writer, being em- 
ployed at the age of nineteen by Sir Ed- 
ward Coke to report the proceedings of 
the Star Chamber in 1618. 

In 1837 Isaac Pitman published his 
system. Such enthusiasm was shown 
that enormous classes were organized. 
Despite this, however, shorthand did not 
become general until a simpler form was 
invented and then there came the pres- 
ent growing interest and realization that 
everybody should master shorthand. It 
is now a recognized subject in the High 
Schools of America. Many new and re- 
vised systems have been introduced in 
the late years and of them all, Chandler 
and Gregg, being the most modern, may 
be called the most popular. 

Gregg Shorthand, however, is fast 
gaining the unper hand. It is the sim- 
plest of all shorthand systems; easy to 
read and write. It is taught in 87% of 
all the High Schools in the -United States 

In September, 1919, the Gregg system 
of shorthand was adopted in Stetson 
High School. The class of 1921 was the 
first to graduate with the knowledge of 
Gregg Shorthand, and Miss "Rrennan was 
the first Gregg Shorthand instructor in 
Stetson High School. 

Since 1919, Gregg Shorthand and 
Stetson High School have become fast 
friends and it is the aim of our Commer- 
cial Teacher and the pupils of Stetson 
H'gh School to prove the true worth of 
Gregg Shorthand. 

D. H. 



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THE FRESHMAN 

Our class, as may well be imagined, 
Has actors all its own, for instance, 

JOSEPH WILBY, a pianist, 
And his sister WILBY marryin' (MA- 
RION) soon, 
We, too, have our dancers and singers, 
For SANDBERG is y ELLEN again, 
"The Campbells are coming" to bring her, 
A JOSEPH to wear in the rain. 
We know of a PATTERN to get RICH 

quick, 
Its a way to catch fish without BATES. 

There's but one true MANN in our class 
And that man's not a SWAIN at our 

gates. 
Our MARY is dressing in BROWN these 

days, 
We wonder who pays the BILL, 

But while all of this happens 

Our SHEPARD still keeps her watch 

O'er the distant HILL. 

The only .GOODY we have in our class 

Is an ALMOND as sweet as the ROSE, 

We surely have POWERS, alas! 

So "getting BOSSI" with us never goes, 

KELLY is no NUGENT (new gent) to us, 

His Frank ways are surely well known. 

It is only the Freshies who can boast 

Of an actor so popular grown. 

Oh! Don't forget PETER or PETERS' 

SON 
For PETER's a TRUE (1) SON entire 
He is seen daily (DALY) busy at work, 
HEWIN' some trees for the fire. 
A BOYLE in the kettle's worth two on 

the arm, 
So many wise people say, 
But we've got a BOYLE in our class- 
room 
So we'd better keep out of his way. 

We'll let HILDA guard DI AUTO 

If she'll promise she won't elope 

She's now chewing the COR A' an apple 

Sitting on yonder slope. 

We know EUNICE SAWYER laughing 

When you read our poem last time, 

But this verse is to acquaint you 

With the Class of Twenty-Five. 

Dorothy Burrill, '25. 



FRESHMAN SCHOOL NOTES 

James McLaughlin, one of our class 
members, has been confined to his home 
for some time suffering from a broken 
collar-bone, received while coasting. 

Annie McLeod has been absent from 
school for some time, on account of ill- 
ness. 



ALUMNI 

Daniel Donovan, who graduated in 
1920 has received a gold medal for pro- 
ficiency in rapid calculation at Burdett 
College, Boston 

Marion Leavitt, of 1916 is private sec- 
retary in the office of the Dean of Har- 
vard University, Cambridge. 

Alice Desmond, '17, is employed as a 
stenographer in the United States Rubber 
Company, Boston. 

Ruth Evans, '17, is employed in the 
office of Richardson Hill Co., Boston. 

Geraldine Kennedy, '09, has accepted a 
position in the History Department in the 
High School of Practical Arts, Roxbury. 

George Wilbur, '19, is a student at 
Burdett College. 

iRosella Anderson is employed by '. the 
firm of Richardson Hill of Boston. 



EXCHANGES 

More exchanges have been received 
this month than before, and we hopt 
that our exchange editors will continue to 
send us their issues. 

Welcome ! 

Radiator, Somerville, Mass. Your jokes 
are very good, and your alumni editors 
deserve much praise. 

The Echo, Winthrop, Mass. An inter- 
esting paper. Your criticism is being 
considered. 

The Alpha, New Bedford, Mass. Your 
"Old New Bedford" number is very 
unique. We liked "The Patch Box" es- 
pecially. 



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The Goldenrod, Quiney, Mass. Con- 
gratulations to author of "Quest of Wing 
Chong". Call again! 

Canary and Blue, Allentown, Pa. A 
very bright paper. "The Day of Death" 
a most unusual and cleverly written story 
for a school paper. 

The Mentor, Published by Inmates of 
Mass. State Prison. We are always glad 
to receive your fine issues. 

Teh Brocktonia, Brockton, Mass. A 
well arranged paper. One of the best. 
Why not acknowledge "The Stetson 
Oracle" in your exchanges? 

The Red and Black, Reading, Pa. One 
of the most welcome papers we receive. 
Always interesting. 

The Mirror, Waltham, Mass. A good 
live Christmas issue. 

The Racquet, Portland, Maine. A pa- 
per showing a lot of school spirit. 

Jabberwock, Girls Latin School, Boston, 
Mass. A good paper, but too few jokes. 

The Purple Pennant, Cortland, New 
York. Your literary department is fine. 
On the whole you have a most excellent 
paper. 

The Semaphore, Stoughton, Mass. 
Your "Slam" column is very good, also 
your editorials. 

The Review, Lowell, Mass. Why not 
comment upon your exchanges? 

The Graphic, Amherst, Mass. Where 
is your exchange department? 

The Blake Torch, Minneapolis. Your 
"Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant" is ex- 
ceedingly thoughtful and creditable. 

The Breeze, Center City. Congratula- 
tions, Boys! Your Christmas issue is very 
good. Keep up the good work. 

High School Life, Devil's Lake, North 
Dakota. Your alumni editor deserves 
much credit. 

The Acroplis, Whitehall, New York. 
"The Spirit of Christmas" is very cleverly 
written, but why not enlarge your joke 
column? 

ITtfie Student, English High School, 
Prov'dence, R. I. You have a large ex- 
change department, but why not tell us 
how you like our paper, have you any 
helpful suggestions to make? 

Angeline Crovo, '22. 



"MAGNETIC ATTRACTIONS" 

Synopsis 

While hunting for seals in the region 
of Siberia, Bernard Gray, an adventurer, 
rescues Alison Bon Hue, a Mandarin's 
daughter, from a slave trader's vessel. 
At an invitation from the Mandarin, Gray 
remains in China, and here, one day, he 
hears hints of a secret Japanese base un- 
der way of construction. Supplied and 
disguised with an outfit, given by the 
Mandarin, he finally discovers this base 
on a Volcanic Island, where Great Aquatic 
Aero Cruisers are being invented. This 
Gyroscopic Invention sails the ocean, and 
will raise a boat to the surface of the 
water, destroying friction. The suspi- 
cious Japanese destroy his outfit but Gray 
escapes and is brought to the U. S. by an 
American whaler. He discloses the sec- 
ret to the Government and receives sec- 
ret messages from Alison Bon Hue, tell- 
ing more of the Japanese plans. Sud- 
denly the Philippine Islands are captured, 
and the Aquatic Aero Cruisers head for 
the U. S. at 150 miles an hour. What is 
to be the Fate of America? 
Part II. 

It was a cold winter's day. The wind 
howled and the snow fell, unceasingly. 

Bernard Gray, walking from his house 
to Irs lr'ttle work shon near by, stumbled. 
So deeply in thought was he, that even 
curb stones were of little danger to him. 
As he pushed forward through the blind- 
ing snow, he noticed a little steel magnet 
attracting a nail at his feet, Scarcely 
conscious of his actions, he picked it up. 
On arriving at his destination he placed 
the magnet on the bench near by. Sud- 
denly a thought came to him, as he ex- 
amined it. 

"Its queer. If a tiny magnet like this 
can attract a nail, v/hat could a great one 
do?" Carelessly he h^ng the magnet ot 
a shaft of a small motor, used for gener 
ating power. 

"I will scheme that out later," he 
t^o^ght. and set to work at his daily tasks. 
He started his motor to operate his ma- 
chinery, and looked around for Irs steel 
ch'se-1. Ah! There it was lying bes'da 
the motor. He put out his hand to pick 
it up but he could not move it. Had 



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some one played a joke on him? No, it 
was neither fastened nor glued to the 
bench. Very much puzzled he shut off 
his motor, in order to save the power, and 
tugged at the chisel. How easily he 
picked it up! Suddenly he noticed the 
magnet on the shaft of the motor. Lay- 
ing it aside, he once more started the 
motor, and the chisel lifted easily. A 
new thought came to him! The turning 
of the motor's speed had energized the 
magnet, and the chisel had become so 
highly charged that it could not be 
moved. 

Quickly he made larger magnets, and 
fastened them on the motor. He tried 
the experiment on an anvil which weighed 
about one hundred pounds. 

He slowly pushed the anvil towards the 
magnets on the motor. How easily it was 
done! He then tried to pull the anvil 
back, but it would not move. Near by 
was a powerful one ton hoist, and he at- 
tached it on the anvil and tried to pull it 
away. He discovered that with a ton 
strain on the anvil, it could not move out- 
side the range of the magnets. 

"iSurely," he thought, "I can try it on 
a larger scale." 

At seven o'clock every evening an ex- 
press came through the town. The rail- 
road was handy to his workshop, and 
along the tracks was a five horse-power 
motor used for operating devices. Here 
he decided to try his final experiment. 

Bernard Gray's hands worked as quick 
ly as his mind, and soon he had four mag- 
nets made, each weighing twenty-five 
pounds. 

He fastened them on a shaft of the 
motor. That evening he went down and 
waited for the train. In the distance he 
heard the train, signaling that it would 
pass through the town. iSlowly he went 
to the switch-board and turned the motor, 
the great head light of the rushing train 
had passed him, when he had the motor 
going full speed. 

Slower and slower went the train, until 
it finally came to a standstill. The con- 
fused brakemen and engineer gazed at 
each other for one awful moment of sil- 
ence. 'More and more steam was ap- 
plied, but still it remained unmovablp. 
Suddenly, it moved, backward. Back- 



back-back. 

Bernard Gray then realized the power 
it up but he could not move it. Had 
of his magnets. Quickly he shut off the 
motor, and disappeared into the darkness. 
The train crew, still bewildered, put on 
the brakes and examined every possible 
detail in connection with this strange 
happening. 

"Big Four Express Late Three Minutes 
for the First Time. Mysterious Happen- 
ings!" 

At home Bernard Gray pondered over 
the power of the magnets. "If the elec- 
tro magnet force of four twenty-five 
pound magnets could pull a ten million 
pound train backwards, it can be calcu- 
lated that increased horse-power would 
add one hundred fold." 

In the meantime, the Japanese fleet 
was approaching the Hawaiian Islands. 
The American Government was getting 
battleship, cruisers, torpedo boats, sub- 
marines and aeroplanes ready. 

IT'he large plants, built during the 
World War were striving to their utmost 
power to produce arms and ammunition. 

The seat of Government at Washing- 
ton was utterly disrupted. It sent out 
hurried call to all the great inventors of 
the country, urging them to test their 
formulas, or to invent something, any- 
thing, to hold off the dreadful catastrophe 
impending. 

The inventors of the United States re- 
sponded to the call of the Government, 
but they could not produce anything that 
would in any way offset the destruction 
that was coming to overtake them. 

The Japanese fleet was loaded with gas- 
es and chemicals so deadly that nothing 
could stand in its way. This deadly Shin- 
toe gas, made by Japan's celebrated chem- 
ist, Shintoe, was so destructive that one 
small bomb dropped into a town, would 
destroy all life and vegetation within a 
radius of ten miles. 

Nearer and nearer came the Far East 
Merchant Ships approaching with Orient- 
al supplies. 

"A War of Extermination" telegraphed 
Alison Bon Hue, the Mandarin's daughter, 
to Bernard Gray. 

Lillian Creutz, 1922. 
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Foreman: "What is all that arguing 
Laborer: "Why, the man running the 
steam roller wants us to call him a chau- 
ffeur." 

The Judge to Pat, a prisoner: "When 
were you born? ,, 

No reply. 

"Did you hear what I asked? When is 
your birthday?" 

Pat sullenly: "What do ye care? You 
ain't gonna give me nothing. 

A little girl was sent to a neighbor to 
borrow a hoe. 

"Daddy sent me over to see if he could 
borrow one of Mrs. Smith's hoes." 

Wife: "Goodness me! Tell him he 
has them both on. 

Farmer: "So you are an experienced 
milker are you? Well, now, which side 
of the cow do you sit on when you milK 
her?" 

Applicant from the city: "Well, I'm 
not a bit particular if the cow isn't. 

Widow: I came to collect my hus- 
bands's life insurance. He ate a dough- 
nut, went swimming and sank. 



Mae: "What's the matter, can't you 
skate?" 

Eddie (trying for the first time) : "I 
don't know yet. I can't stand up long 
enough to find out." 

Teacher to Johnny: "What gender is 
the word egg in. 

Johnny: "-Can't tell till it hatches." 

Fred to the teacher: "Isn't Latin 
some what like Italian, all except the 
movement of the hand?" 

She: "I could die dancing, couldn't 
you?" 

He: "No, there are better ways to die 
than being trampled to death." — Ex. 

There's a girl who's very stout, 
She weighs a ton or there about, 
Now, Gracie dear, we'll suggest 
That exercises are the best, 
So practice some at our request. 

Mutt and Jeff of our class: Carrots 
and Raphie. 

Our jazz twins: Donovan and Grovo. 

Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust 
If Mr. Chapin don't get you, then 
Mr. Powderly must. 



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'Can— -a man love two women at the 
same time?" 

"No, not if they find it out." 

It's easy to mutter and frown 

And swear that Fate's holding you down 

But wearing a smile, will accomplish a 

pile 
And will help everybody in town. 

Mamie:,; "What happened? How did 
you fall?" • 

Martha: "Oh, my shoes slipped." 

Do you know our wooly wooly twins? 
Frank and Lillian. 

Prof. P.: "What is a tragedy?" 

Study Pupil: "Something that happens 
in Room H 5th Period." 

We wonder how he guessed. 

Miss iC. : "We have lots of busts and 
pictures around here, we don't need any 
more of those." 

Mr. C. : "Yes, we have quite a few 
haven't w«, what about a settle?" 
,_ Miss,,C>: "Just the thing, they always 
come in handy." 

How did Miss C. know? 

Teacher: "What are the properties of 
sodium chloride or common salt?" 

.':• "It is used as a reducing agent." 
Teacher:- "Well, if common salt was 
a ^reducing agent and you took it, you'd 
certainly reduce." 

. Camelio asked 'Miss Brennan if he 
would have to take a test on the work he 
had been over. 7 

"P. Sullivan: No, on the work you 
haven't been over." 

Miss G. : "What is lovliness in Thomp- 
son's mind?" 

Foster: "Erma." 

O'Leary: "How do you spell squir- 
rel?" .. 

Condon: "N-U-T." 

"Miss Creutz, reading in the history 
class: "Ninigi became the first ruler of 
Kiushiu. She pronounced the word "Kiss 
You." 

Two boys were standing opposite each 
other. Mr. Chapin asked, what is the 
relative position of these boys?" 



Beatrice: "Oh, they are parallel." 

Having misunderstood one of the mas- 
culine teachers Miss Creutz said, "I never 
saw a man that made himself plain any 
way, did you?" 

Miss Harris: "Oh, yes, once, he was 
positively homely." 

Essay on Lincoln written by a small 
boy: "Abraham Lincoln was born on a 
bright summer day, the 12th of February, 
1809. He was born in a log cabin he had 
helped his father to build." 

Prof.P. : "I can't see you, Miss Camp- 
bell, but I certainly can hear you." 

Where did you get that voice, Lou? 

Miss G. : In Henry Esmond, "Who was 
St. John?" 

Miss Creutz: "One of the .Holy 

Apostles." 

They say that fleas are black 
But I don't think that's so 
'Cause Mary had a little lamb 
Whose fleece was white as snow. 

—Ex. 

Harris had just been "kicked out". He 
made a funny face behind the door which 
caused much merriment in the class. 

Miss G. — disgustedly gave her opinion 
by saying, "He's about as funny as he 
looks." 

Teacher: "Now tell me how I can 
make those two triangles congruent." 

Student: "By turning them upside 
down." — Ex. 



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BASKET BALL 



The Freshmen played a game with the 
Prescott School December 13, in Stetson 
Hall and easily defeated them by a score 
of 31-4. The Prescotts played a game 
January 6, with the Belcher School and 
won by a score of 7-5. An overtime 
period had to be played, when Baxter 
threw in the winning basket. 

line IS. H. S. boys' first team took a 
trip to Stoughton January 4, and out- 
classed them in the first half by a score 
of 15-10. Stouglhton fchen put in a 
strong lineup against us in the second 
half and won by a score of 36-23. 

We played a return game with Stough- 
ton at Randolph January 10 and showed 
some fine team work with, Kiley, left for- 
ward; Gavin, right forward; Slattery, 



center; Sullivan, right back; Murphy, left 
back; Good, left back in place of Murphy 
during the second half. 

The game was very interesting. Sul- 
livan forgot his bearings ani threw one 
in for Stoughton. The game ended with 
the score 40-19 in our favor. 

The girls' basket ball team has played 
three games this year. The first two 
games with Braintree were very good 
but as our girls were not successful in 
caging, baskets, both games were lost. 

The third game of the season was 
played with the Rockland High girls, 
Tuesday, January 10, in Stetson Hall, the 
S. H. S. girls won by a score of 44-8. 
Their team was at its best and the Rock- 
land girls did not have much of a chance 
of winning over them. The girls are 
hoping to have a game once a week in 

Stetson Hall. 

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destination, it was too late for a trial, so 
Warren was obliged to remain until 
Judge Alston was called from his home. 

Judge Alston concealed the fact that 
the prisoner was his son. He let the 
officers proceed with their testimony and 
he endeavored to conceal his amusement 
as he heard the charges preferred against 
his son. 

The first officer had suspected that 
something was coming and had secretly 
slipped out of the court-room. The 
second officer testified against Warren 
with great exaggeration. He said, 

"This here fellow is all dolled up in 
stolen sparklers. He steals h : s shoes and 
starves the poor man. Judging from his 
actions his father is as bad as him. He 
pretends he is your son. Ha! ha! that's 
a great one- — " 

As he sat down Judge Alston called 
Warren. 

"My son, what are all these charges?" 

Warren explained. In the course of 
his speaking the second officer made good 
his escape from the room. 

"And this man," said Warren as he 
turned to indicate the second officer. 
But the officer had disappeared. Warren 
broke into laughter and his father joined 
him. 

Judge Alston called back the officers 
and rebuked them for their mistake. He 
also gave them the punishment of escort- 
ing W T arren back to Miss GrenalPs house. 
Here he related his story and spent an 
enjoyable evening. Warren did not for- 
get his experience very quickly. For- 
ever after he carried a note book to take 
down addresses. In this way he never 
jot into any more boomerangs. 

Ruth Cutting, '22. 



AREN'T BOYS QUEER? 

"Tommy, Tommy," called the little 
girl coming down the path to his work- 
shop. 

A grunt was all the response she got. 
But she did not heed him. Nobody did 
who lived with Tommy. She stopped at 
the threshold of the little doorway and 
looked in. Tommy was trying to make 
a perfectly wonderful machine out of a 
much dismantled and useless bicycle and 
several parts of an ancient Ford. His 
idea of this "perfectly wonderful ma- 
chine" was hazy, and accordingly he had 
beco:re angry when Sarah had innocently 
inquired about it. 

This tousled headed, strangely clothed 
and rather dirty faced boy contrasted 
oddly with his sister who was properly 
dressed in a starched pink and white 
dress and whose face was clean except 
around her mouth which showed that she 
had eaten some contraband jam. 

"Well v-^hatcha want, huh?" he impa- 
tiently asked. He stopped and gazed at 
her. ''Say, Sarah, take yourself out. 
I'm awfully busy and then you're always 
buttin' in all the time. Gee, beat it 
cancha? You disturb me awfully, just 
like all girls, regular pests. They all 
are. I wish I'd never see another girl. 
I have to be nice to 'em but just the 
same they're awfully silly. But any way 
get out and get out quick." 

MTommy mama says — " began Sarah, 
who had been waiting for him to stop 
talking. 

"Say will yuh get out or must I put 
you out? You pest!" he declared scorn- 
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"Now you sit here, Martha. Here, let 
me sit beside her. I don't want to stani 
up. I'll look to tall. There, that's 
r'ght." 

"Oh, Dot, are my lips on straight? 
Say Mil, have I got enough powder on? 
Look out, Angie. Put yorr foot behind 
Carrots. Is my hair all right, Margaret? 
No? Well combed it foar times todiy 
wait'ng for that old picture man." 

"Now keep quiet everybody. Get off 
my feet, D'ck. Oh, where's Raggett? 
Go. get him somebody. Where's Harr : «? 
Not here. Well we'll have to wait. 
Here he comes. Now already. Don't 
move anybody." 

"Oh! don't make me laugh Lou. We'll 
look fine with broad grins." 

"Look out! he's going to take it. Qcick 
Lillian.. Oh dear. This suspense is ter- 
rible. Already, there goes the slide." 

"Now be ready everyone. Don't move, 
the picture came oui half so well? 
Here we go. Oh! O'Leary moved." 

"Well, all over again. Now hold stTl. 
One-two-three — Oh, Angie winked at Car- 
rots. Over again. Now don't any one 
dfare to move or I'll die in this suspense " 

"There! All done. Oh, g'.rls! I just 
know my feet will look so big. I forgot 
to hide them." 

, "And I had my mouth wide open. I 
was just go ; ng to laugh. Say, Hazel, did 
you see me? I wonder if it will come 
out decent. I just know it will be a 
s'ght." - < : ' - 

Don't you wonder, gentle reader, how 



JESTS FROM JUNIORS 

,Miss Green: Was that you, Grace 
Forrest? , , . 

Grace: No, I didn't move. 

Mass Green: No, of course a forrest 
can't move. 

M*ss G. (giving out parts for reading) : 

Lady Macbeth— Miss Crowley. 

Clyde T.: Who's Satan? 

.Miss Q.: You're Satan himself. 

1st Junior: I don't know her tele- 
phone number. 



2nd Junior: Well, look it up in the 
"directionary." 

1st Junior: Don't you think Helen 
looks like G? 

2nd Junior: Somewhat, but she's not 
as thick as G is. 

Hush, little Sophomore, 
Don't you cry, 
You'll be a Junior, 
By-and-by. 

M. G. : He scorns his unsophisticated 
companions. 

Jun'or (repeating) : He looks on his 
undissipated companions. 



FRESHMAN WIT 

M. N. : What is your idea of perfect 
happiness? 

M. S. : Nothing to do and plenty of 
time to do it in. 

R"ch: 'Madeline told me this morning 
that I wasn't over half-witted. 

Mary: Oh, never worry over that, she 
never was very good at fractions. 

A. B. (After a heated argument with 
L. R.) : You certainly ought to sleep 
well, Louise. 

Richie: Why? 

A. B. : Because you lie so easily. 

R : chie: Last night I dreamed I was in 
Heaven. 

Mary (musingly) : And why on earth 
d'dn't you stay there? 

D. : Your birthday is next month isn't 
it? How would you like a book for a 
present? 

M. : Very much. 

D. : What kind of book would you like 
best? 

M.: A bank-book. 

Erma: Do you like tea? 

Clyde: Yes, but I like the next letter 
better 



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Aren't Boys Queer— Continued. 

bitter face which brightened as he re- 
marked, "Say ain'tcha got any cookies or 
some bread and jam or some candy?" 
And as she vigorously shook her head, 
"Huh — well listen. When you come the 
next time bring sumethin' good for me. 
Understand? Sort of admission fee." 

"Tommy, mama says — " again Sarah 
commenced ignoringly unmoved by his 
talk. 

"Oh keep still can'tcha? At least if 
you come here, persistently, — persistent- 
ly, I say, keep still. But you can't. No 
girl can, but chatter all the time until 
they drive you most crazy. Pests." 

Sarah might have been in Egypt for 

all the effect this had on her. Calmly, 

she commenced again, "Tommy, mama 

says — " 

"Shut up," Tommy bellowed at the 

top of his lungs. 

Just then Mrs. Mathews appeared. 
"Tommy, didn't Sarah tell you that Mar- 
c : a Morton called up and wanted you? 
We held the line f or ten minutes. Why 
didn't you come to the phone?' 

"Oh, Ma ain't that awful? Miarcia you 
say? Say, Sarah, why didn't you tell me 
instead of standing there like a statue 
and saying 'Tommy, Tommy?' " 

"Thomas, do not get so excited," said 
Mrs. Mathews to the wild eyed boy. 
plishments of slaves was ascribed to the 

master. 

"But Ma, Sarah said — " 

"Never mind. All Marcia wanted to 
know was whether you could go with 
four other coui-les to lunch and a show 
in town? They'll go on the 12:10 car 
and they are to meet at the corner. I said 
you would go. And all your clothes are 
la'd out, and if you hurry you'll get there 
in time for the car." 



With one wild leap, Thomas was out 
of his work shop and up the path in 
record time. But not before he heard 
his sister's dreadful voice, yelling "Tom- 
my loves Marcia". 

After her mother had quieted her and 
she was walking sedately up the path she 
remarked wisely, "Aren't boys queer?" 



THE HISTORY OF SHORTHAND 

You may believe, as a great many peo- 
ple do, that shorthand is one of the mod- 
ern devices to obtain efficiency. But you 
are mistaken. It is of course a device to 
obtain efficiency but it is by no means a 
modern one. 

Startling as it may seem shorthand was 
widely used in the time of the Caesars. 
Its beginning has been a matter of con- 
jecture. There are some people who be- 
lieve that the ancient Hebrews were ac- 
quainted with shorthand, because of cer- 
ta ! n passages in the Bible such as one 
from the fourteenth Psalm, "My tongue is 
the pen of the ready writer," and from 
Jeremiah, Chapter 36, "Then Jeremiah 
called Baruch, the son of Nerlah, and 
Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jere- 
miah, all the words of the Lord which he 

had spoken unto him upon a roll of the 
book." 

The expression "wrote from the mouth" 
clearly indicates that the words were dic- 
tated, but there is no actual evidence that 
stenographic characters were used. 

The first definite and indisputable 
record of shorthand comes from PlutarcJi 
who mentioned that in the debate on the 
Catalinian conspiracy in the Roman Sen- 
ate in 63 B. C. the orations of Caco and 
Cicero were reported in shorthand. 

Tiro, a freedman of Cicero, was the in- 
ventor of shorthand. /The honor, how- 
ever, is sometimes attributed to Cicero, 
for in those days the credit of the accom- 

Tiro was a highly educated slave, as 
many of the slaves were in those days, 



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BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CAST 

OF "THE HOODOO" 

) "BRIGHT" 

Frank Forrest, the hero in the "Hoo- 
doo"* was born in Randolph, June 7, 
1905. He was graduated from Prescott 
Grammar School in 1918. He plays botn 
the violin and the piano, and he makes 
a wonderful door tender, bell hop and 
handy man. Watch for him as "Brighton 
Early" and you'll find him always wide 
awake. "DICK" 

(Richard Condon, born in Randolph, Oc- 
tober 2, 1903, graduated from the Pres- 
cott Grammar School, and is prepared to 
graduate from Stetson. When a sopho- 
more he received a paternal part in the 
play, "Holly Tree Inn". In the Junior 
play, a "Suit of Livery," he was leading 
man. At the Junior reception he played 
opposite Miss Creutz in "A Pair of Luna- 
tics", and to keep up the standard of 
acting, he has received a part which 
everyone agrees is suitable exactly for 
him, that of a heart breaker. 
"HEM" 

John Raggett, better known as "Jack", 
is a climax all by himself. 'Born on May 
7, 1905, in Jamaica Plain, he has ever 
continued to be the "whole show". In 
his Junior year he made himself well 
known and better liked in his butler part 
of "A Suit of Livery". His favorite 
pastime is eating pie, and absorbing 
knowledge. 

"CARROTS" 

Walter Gavin, born in Jamaica Plain, 
on December 11, 1905, was for some 
time a resident of Connecticut, and Clif- 
tondale, Mass., but finally sought Randolph 
for its pleasures and work. "Carrots" is, 
both useful and ornamental in S. H. S. 
Though he was only a boy lover in 
"Holly Tree Inn" he will show you some 
rough stuff in "The Hoodoo". Watch 
for his sly though pleasing entrances. 
"TIM" 

Edward O'Leary, born in Randolph, on 
January 12, 1905, is a graduate of Pres- 
cott Grammar 'School 1918^. Entered 
Stetson High the following September, 
and has been a loyal member ever since. 
He used to be quiet, so they say, but 
who'd ever think so now? Its the regu- 



lar senior's disposition, however, to act 
as "Oley" does, in the role of "Uncle 
Malachi". "MAIMY" 

Mary Dean was born far away in St. 
Louis, Mo., on April 19, 1905. In 1908 
she removed to Marlboro, Mass., and in 
1912 came to Randolph. Though she 
-lays the dignified part of Mrs. Perring- 
ton Shine in "The Hoodoo" she has her 
v "morous streak and we are all proud to 
claim her as a member of the class of 
1922. 

"BESSIE" 

Elizabeth Condon, born in Randolph, 
March 22, 1905, has spent the greater 
part of her life here, though Newton, 
Mass., knows her well. A graduate of 
Prescott Grammar School, and leading 
lady in our Senior play. Though she 
isn't the kind who keeps still and learns 
a lot, she makes up for that by flashing 
those eyes. 

Melville Isaac, born in Neponset on 
April 29, 1905, is S. H. S's celebrated 
chemist, and qualfies as one of our all 
around accomplished boys, even as 
"Rameses" a "Spiggot" in the "Hoodoo". 

"BILLY" 

(Lillian Creutz, born in Boston, July 
•31, 1904, took up her residence in New 
York a year later, and in 1911 she moved 
to Kittery, Maine. She came to Ran- 
dolph in 1915 and graduated from the 
Belcher Grammar School. As "Dodo" 
in "The Hoodoo" she only shows her 
every day temper. In "Holly Tree Inn" 
she played the part of the maid and acted 
as a chorus girl and "America" in the 
"Suit of Livery". At the Junior recep- 
tion she used her skill in hypnotizing 
"Dick". "RAPHIE" 

James Conlon, born on October 23, 
1904, receives much credit for his great 
accomplishments. He is a perfect tyoe 
for the character of "The Professor" in 
the cast of "The Hoodoo". Tall and 
slfan, a light weight in the matter of 
health and love, he fears, however, Irs 
wife, Semiramis. 

"PEGGY" 

Margaret Donavan, born in Randolph, 
December 11, 1905, and a graduate o'* 
Prescott Grammar School, 1918. In 1919 
she was the Innkeeper's wife in "Holly 



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She grasped her long pike and ran to the 
But — watch her closely in "The Hoodoo" 
Tree Inn" playing opposite Mr. Neary. 
as "Aunt Paradise" and you'll see the 
cleverest little tricks you've seen for a 
long time. Tier favorite pastime is 
counting "pennies". Three cheers for 
"Peg". 

Francis MeFadden, born in Randolph, 
May 6, 1906, is S. H. S. press agent for 
"The Hoodoo". He is a graduate of 
Prescott Grammar School, and is slowly 
but surely growing accustomed to — girls. 

Mrs. Gove, our coach ! What a bi- 
ography we could write of her, only by 
seeing and hearing her for four short 
weeks. As a coach she's a professional, 
and the best there is! 'So say we! Three 
cheers for Mrs. Gove. Altogether now, 
one-*two- three ! 

"CAP'? 

Howard Harris, born in Randolph on 
June 10, 1906 makes an excellent and 
useful manager. His favorite pastime is 
driving a "Ford" and sitting in the movies 
near Millie. 

"DOT" 

Dorothy Harris, born in South Boston 
on November 22, 1904. In 1910 she 
came to Randolph, and in 1918 graduated 
from the Prescott School. As Mrs. Far- 
rington, in "A Suit of Livery", oh, my, 
how dignified she was ! Keep your eyes 
open and you'll learn another new trick 
of hers, as the fascinating widow in the 
"Hoodoo". Who could be more charm- 
ing? 

"LOU" 

Louise Campbell, born in Maiden, 
March 7, 1905, and lived there the great- 
er part of her life. She is a graduate 
of the Prescott School. "In the "Holly 



Tree Inn", she played opposite Walter 
Gavin as a child lover of Peppermints 
and "Carrots". As "Angelina", the little 
" l Buitt-in", she certainly can classify. She 
always knows what she wants and gets 
it. . 

"MICKEY" 

Mildred Noyes, born in Connecticut on 
Aug. 22, 1905. As "Doris of the Dasies", 
oh, my, don't you wish you were she? 
But she gets him and elopes. But we're 
glad our "Mickey" isn't really going to 
do such a thing, for how we'd miss her 
noise — and tender advice. 

"MICKEY HYLEN" 

Martha Hylen, born in Ystad, Sweden, 
May 11, 1904, came directly to Randolph 
in 1911. Graduated from Belcher Gram- 
mar School in 1918. In "A Suit of Liv- 
ery" she received such applause that she 
declared afterwards her spine was bent 
from bowing. As "Mrs. Spiggot", the 
mother of seven, she can hardly resist be- 
ing her own funny and humorous self, 
but can you blame her? 

Lillian Aldrich, born in Randolph on 
June 10, 1905. Graduate of the Belcher 
School in 1918. She takes the part of 
Eupepsia Spiggot, so listen earnestly for 
her sweet loving voice. 

"BEE" 

'Beatrice Randall, born in Boston, June 
22, 1905. Has lived in Randolph nearly 
all of her life. In "A Suit of Livery" 
she made a hit as leader of the chorus 
girls, and to improve her already beauti- 
ful voice, is now cultivating it at the 
Conservatory of Music. She takes the 
part of a school teacher in the "Hoodoo" 
and giggles supremely. You will like her 
in our Senior play. 



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"ANGIE" 

Angeline Crovo, born in Randolph, 
July 8, 1905. She is a graduate of the 
Prescott Grammar School and is a won- 
derful piano player as well as her dad's 
chauffeur. As Lulu, watch her coax the 
men to love her, especially Uncle Mala- 
chie. We wonder if she'll continue her 
coaxing after January 27? 



THE VOLUNTEER 

It was a beautiful, cold winter's day. 
The clear sky bore no trace of a cloud 
and icicles sparkled on trees and roofs. 
The crisp snow under foot gave the 
world a look of unimaginable purity. 

Donald Fairbanks stood at the edge of 
his father's ice pond. It was going to be 
a hard day. The whole crop of ice must 
be harvested before they slept. He 
glanced at the evenly marked cakes and 
marvelled at the beauty of the great 
structure of an ice house, vith its long 
runs and panting machinery. 

They were just beginning to open the 
channell now. Well he supposed he muse 
get to work. So taking a long pike in 
hand he went down to the raft and start- 
ed to pole the cakes into the runway up 
to the car that carried them up to the 
ice house. 

Donald Fairbanks was a tall broad- 
shouldered young man rather plain of 
features but with a strong chin and mar- 
vellous eyes. It was his last year m 
college and he was home for a veil earned 
vacation which resulted in his helping his 
father. 

He stood well in his classes, and was 
captain of the football team. It was this 

fact that caused the frown on Donald's 
brow as he cleverly maneuvered his clum- 
sy pike. He had just received a special 
delivery letter from the manager telling 
him to be on hand at a very important 
meeting with Princeton's captain in 



Boston. 

Donald's father had been very empha- 
tic when he spoke that morning: 

"Of course you can do as you wish, 
Don, but I'm shorthanded. Simply got 
to have another man and you're as good 
as amy other. There isn't an idle man in 
town. Everybody's harvesting. If you 
can find someone capable of filling your 
place, go to it, boy." 

Of course it was impossible for Don 
to find anyone. In such a small town 
every man was occupied, a great major- 
ity of them working on the big ice pond 
at the other end of the town. 

As Donald was pondering on this per- 
plexing question, Miriam Holbrook, an 
old friend and confidant of his, appeared 
at the edge of the pond. She was radi- 
ant in a red tarn-o-shanter and great 
white sweater. The cold air had brought 
a sparkling color to her eyes and cheeks. 

"Hello there, Don," she called as she 
ran 1'ghtly toward the raft. "When did 
you get home? Haven't heard from you 
for ages. What's the matter? Feeling 
kind of blue?" 

Her quick eyes had perceived instantly 
Donald's unusual seriousness of counten- 
ance and demeanor. 

His face lighted with a smile at the 
cheerful words of this tall lovely girl. 

"No, not feeling blue, Miriam. I'm 
just in the deuce of a hole." 

"Here" she interrupted, "let me take a 
pole too" and she nimbly jumped across 
the runway and cleverly extricated an 
obstinate cake of ice. "Now tell me 
about it." she commanded. 

He glanced at her admiringly and then 
spoke in his drawling way. "Well, you 
see it's this way. Pembroke, the man- 
ager of the football team just sent word 
that it was very important for me to 
meet the Princeton Captain and Manager 
at Young's Hotel this afternoon. I told 
dad, and he said I could do as I wished. 
He was shorthanded but if I wished to go 
I could. Now of course I couldn't do 
that very well and I can't get any one to 
take my place. It sure is some question 
to solve." 

"Why Don! IThat's just perfectly 
easy. I have a lovely plan. Let me 



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take your place. It's not hard work and 
"it's just loads of fun." 

"You!" Donald stared at her amazed. 
"Why a girl couldn't do this work. She'd 
be dead." 

"Yes, an ordinary girl would," retort- 
ed the young lady, "but I'm not one of 
your sit-by-the-fire girls and I'm going to 
do it. Now don't say another word. I 
eem to be working fairly well now don't 
I?" iSe raised her lithe body in an 
effort to capture a wayward cake of ice 
and he looked at her approvingly. She 
was pretty strong. 

"But what would Dad say? Just think 
of my going to a meeting and letting a 
™'~1 substitute for me. That's a caddy 
^'ck." 

AT o indeed" defended the girl. "Be- 
sides there's no need of your father's 
knowing that you aren't here. If you 
world lend me your riding suit it would 
be fine. He always works in the house 
^.ud I know I could take your place. 
T,1 °" ,t, p let me, Don." And she looked at 
'^'m with such amused pleading in her 
eyes that he reluctantly yielded. 

About noon she departed for home to 
change her costume and in a half an hour 
a lad almost as tall as Donald himself and 
fully as clever about poling ice, stealth- 
ily took his place. 

"I'll be back just as early as possible," 
he whispered as he slipped by her. 

Tt was great sport for Miriam and she 
enjoyed it immensely although her heart 
almost stopped beating as she watched 
the men at the saw narrowly escape 
plunging into the bottomless depths of 
this exceedingly deep ice pond. 

Late in the afternoon she began to 
feel the effects of this unusual labor and 
it was only by sheer will power that she 
kept her place on the raft while the ever 
widening space of water seemed to sur- 
round her. 

A muffled cry suddenly fell upon her 
ears. Turning sharply she saw a strug- 
gling form in the water. The other 
workmen seemed ignorant of the fact 
that a human life was near the Great 
Boundary. The noise of the engine 
drowne.d Miriam's voice and she knew 
that to run to the other side of the pond 
for help would only risk the man's life. 



edge of the ice. Raising her pike with all 
the strength remaining in her weary 
body she grasped the man's clothing with 
the sharp hook. Slowly;, slowly, oh, so 
aggravatingly slowly, the body came 
toward the ice. Oh! if she could only 
get it over the edge before it sank or 
before she lost her strength. A shout 
from the end of the pond brought her 
courage. If they would only come. She 
closed her eyes and pulled with all her 
might. 

"Just a minute, boy, there. Here, all 
right, now I've got him. Great Heav- 
ens!" 

The man had grasped the body but as 
he did so Miriam lost her footing and was 
lost in the dark, cold depths of that cruel 
water. 

At the crucial moment a figure had ap- 
peared on the rock ledge above the pond. 
His glance fell upon the scene of horror 
and his eyes dilated with terror as he saw 
floating down the channel several great 
cakes of ice not very far from the place 
where the boy had disappeared. If the 
boy was not rescued within two minutes 
he was doomed. In a moment the form 
of Donald Fairbanks disappeared with a 
splash into the water. 

The moon had risen now and its weird 
yellow light fell upon the horror stricken 
handful of men, helpless in the sight of 
fate. 

All thought of Miriam had left Don- 
ald's mind until he grasped her limp 
body and beheld her hair streaming 
about her. His heart beat wildly. He 
simply must save her now, and with the 
aid of the men on the edge of the ice 
and with the aid of Providence he a+ 
last found himself upon the rocks, 
Miriam's unconscious form before him. 
Slowly she regained consciousness and as 
she opened her eyes he said. 

"Oh Miriam, why did you do it? You 
might have been drowned." 

"But I wasn't, Don," she answered 

softly. 



AT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS 

Such an exciting moment in the history 
of S. H. S. We gathered in an excited 
group in the Assembly Room. 

"Oh I'm so excited! Suppose it doesn't 
come out well, what will we do?" 



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